Best games of February 2019
The start to this year has blown the gaming scene right open. Some big name developers have deployed their soldiers to join in the console carnage this month. And don’t worry you PC junkies, you’re all covered as well. Get your headsets on and controllers and keyboards at the ready as we dive right into the action with our list of top picks this February.
Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame and fortune. This game is the latest battle royale game to take the world, by storm, after Fortnite hit the market in 2017. After Fortnite revolutionised the battle royale and made it a well established game type, this is the latest follow-up. A fantastic, free-to-play shooter full of utter carnage. Metacritic user, Gamesradar+, dubs this game ‘An immaculate battle royale that could be sold at a premium price point, but instead is one of the best free-to-play games ever’. So, what are you waiting for? get downloading!
In Metro Exodus, Artyom and a band of survivors must flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Graphically, the game is stunning. The detail of the graphics and scenario design of the levels really help to improve the user experience. Critics say ‘we are facing the best story driven FPS in recent years, crafted with love’. It has also been dubbed ‘2019’s first serious Game of the Year contender’. Although the game has been linked to some launching issues, the overall narrative and visuals of the production lead to a fantastic creation by the small, but perfectly formed 4A team. A would-recommend game.
FARCRY: NEW DAWN
For the first time in its franchise history, Ubisoft is responsible for engineering its own direct sequel. Nuclear winter sees a rejuvenation of Hope County, Montana, and people have began to repopulate. You can either roll in, co-op style, with your friends or jump into the fight as a lone gunslinger as tensions flare between rival factions. Although labelled ‘more of the same’ by some critics, if you liked far cry 5 (which was one of the best reviewed Far cry’s in the franchise) then you will definitely enjoy new dawn.
DiRt rally 2.0
Racing fans, its time to buckle up and drift into the racing game of the year so far. DiRT Rally 2.0 offers the chance to race through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe. With a wide variety of tracks and vehicles and picturesque in game scenes and graphics, and fantastic simulation game play mechanics. Metacritic reviewers are heavily praising the release saying ‘The graphic effects are amazing, the authentic and challenging driving is unmatched’.
The 3rd sequel in the action packed shooter is here! Explore the expansive realm of a futuristic city, race through the streets in a transforming vehicle, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, Crackdown 3 provides and all-new multiplayer mode. It is a great game (and always has been) for the casual gamer that wants to relax and immerse themselves within carnage filled sandbox shooter. It is great to blow off steam. Critics say that ‘Crackdown 3’ is perfect for anyone who only has short amounts of time to spare or is looking for a game with lots of replay value. Definitely worth a look!